Policy on Emotional Support Animals
As a general rule, support animals are not allowed in University buildings or properties unless the University has given prior approval based on accommodation. Students may be approved to have an emotional support animal in their residence if they follow the interactive accommodation process.
- Documentation must be submitted to DAS before a request for an ESA will be reviewed by DAS.
- DAS does not approve ESAs for stays under 30 days or in the middle of a term.
- Students may not board exotic animals such as, but not limited to: reptiles, rodents (other than hamsters and guinea pigs), ferrets, hedgehogs, skunks, rats, raccoons, squirrels, potbellied pigs, monkeys, arachnids, or any farm animals.
- The animal must be fully grown and housetrained, and the student is responsible for keeping vaccines and registration up-to-date. While the allowable age of the animal may vary depending on breed, generally it should be at least a year old.
- The student should have lived with and provided training for the animal for a minimum of 3 months.
- Residents whom DAS approves for an ESA in their residence must comply with their Housing Contract and CUI’s Service and ESA Policy.